Wojnarowicz: F*ck You F*ggot F*cker looks back at the life of artist David Wojnarowicz, who went from an abusive childhood
to fervorously chronicling the late 70s, early 80s era East Village scene. Director Chris McKim uses Wojnarowicz’s own cassette
journals, home movies, voicemails, and artworks as foundational texts, which demonstrate the direct link between the artist’s
commitment to activism during the AIDS epidemic and his artistic production. Instead of relying on interviews, this documentary
chooses to portray Wojnarowicz and his mentor–famed photographer Peter Hujar–as they were during their active periods.
At the end of the film, we see Wojnarowicz’s surviving peers and collaborators, including legend Fran Lebowitz, attending
the Wojnarowicz retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum, a cosmic miracle considering the Reagan administration’s
failure in addressing AIDS essentially left whole communities for dead. In 1992, a 37-year-old Wojnarowicz died of the disease.